Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals and Reaches Two New Milestones

Alex Ovechkin scored two more goals in the Capitals 6-3 loss to the Lightning in Tampa Saturday night. Each goal was a new milestone for the “Great 8”.

Ovechkin scored a power play goal at 7:33 in the second period.  It narrowed the Caps deficit in the game to 3-2.

The power play goal was the 246th power play goal in his career and tied Phil Esposito for fifth place on the All Time List.

He is now just one power play goal away from being tied for fourth place with Luc Robitaille who has 247.

Ovechkin scored a second goal later in the game that was also a new milestone for the Great 8. Ovechkin recorded his 131st career multi-goal game to move into a tie with Teemu Selanne for the eighth-most performances in NHL history.

Ovechkin’s 131st career multi-goal game is 47 more multi-goal games than Sidney Crosby, who has the second most in the NHL since Ovechkin entered the NHL.

Ovechkin now has 48 goals on the season.

The Capitals will be off on Sunday and will practice on Monday at 10:30 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex before traveling to New Jersey. The Capitals next visit the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday before returning home to host the same Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday night at Capital One Arena.

By Diane Doyle

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Washington Capitals häviää vieraissa Tampa Bay Lightningille maalein 6-3. Tulos ei kerro koko totuutta pelistä. Caps pelasi paikoitellen erinomaisesti, mutta ei riittänyt tänään. Ovechkin iski kauden 4️⃣7️⃣ ja 4️⃣8️⃣ maalinsa 🔥. Holtbylle meni pari maalia ehkä vähän helposti, mutta torjui yhteensä 29 kertaa. Caps kohtaa Tampa Bayn ensiviikolla Washingtonissa. Omat virheet vaan pois puolustusalueella niin pystytään kyllä voittamaan Tampa. Bolts teki vikat kaksi maalia tyhjään nuottaan. Kaikki maalintekijät ja syöttäjät : 1-0 Johnson (Point+Kucherov) 2-0 Killorn 2-1 Carlson (Kuznetsov) 3-1 Killorn (Cirelli+Joseph) 3-2 Ovechkin YV (Oshie+Carlson) 4-2 Cernak (McDonagh+Palat) 4-3 Ovechkin (Orlov+Connolly) 5-3 Killorn tyhjä maali (Kucherov) 6-3 Gourde tyhjä maali (Erne+Hedman) Capsin seuraava peli on Keskiviikkona (20.03) kun vastaan tulee vieraissa New Jersey Devils. @newjerseydevilssuomi #allcaps #Washington #Capitals #tampabay #lightning

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About Diane Doyle

Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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6 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals and Reaches Two New Milestones

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    We semi-joked that Ovi was reaching new milestones every game. Now it’s two per game.

    Like

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